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LAD-What was the study about?  The contraption on your back looks interesting.  What about the things on your legs or what your holding?  That picture has my curiosity up!

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6 hours ago, Peace said:

LAD-What was the study about?  The contraption on your back looks interesting.  What about the things on your legs or what your holding?  That picture has my curiosity up!

 the sensors are recording my muscles used in balance whiile I hold a weight ...the thing on my back is just a safety harness to prevent falling ....I sent you a PM but it said you cannot receive messages 

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Thanks LAD for the explanation on the study you took part in.  And thanks for taking the time to do it!  That's one for the whole team so thanks!

I cleaned out my inbox. 

Marcia- You have a lot of snow!  We've barely had light flurries.  Didn't even stick on the ground.

Good Day to Everyone!

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Good morning everyone,

Hello from the North.  We were away from home for awhile but are back at the farm now.  The weather has been cold, one night it dropped to minus 10 on your Fahrenheit  scale which is about -24 on the C scale that is used in Canada.  I have had a couple Dr. appointments, catching up with the eternal bills, and am currently trying to get ready for Christmas.  We have my family coming  to the farm on Boxing Day lunchtime hot turkey meal.

The crash of the commuter train in Washington State must of been scary for everyone involved. I`m very glad that even more people were not killed.

How are you doing Dianne.  Em, are you and Sean all se for Christmas.  That is good that you posted some pictures Marcia.  I used to be able to do that with Photo Bucket but it seems like a mystery when I try it now.

Good work LADy on behalf of PWP.  

Peace , Linda, Bard  and everyone else.  Hello!  Bless all of you.

Oh, I can`t take anymore time now.  I type very slowly...

Be safe, be happy.

jb

 

  

 

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Hi, John and friends.  (Sounds like a program, doesn't it.)  :lol:

I know you will have a wonderful Boxing Day with your family, jb.  It always sounds so, so warm and enjoyable and loving when your family gets together. 

Just stopping by to say I miss being more active, but at this point I need to focus on so much that has been pressing and has been hard to keep up with.  I'd so appreciate prayer from those who pray.  It's been a very, very, very trying time.  I'm reminded each day to keep in mind that the Lord has a certain amount of things He has in His plans for us to do each day and then submit to that and trust Him for the outcome.  Sounds easy.  It is not.  But it definitely helps.

I hope all are enjoying this part of the Christmas season--the preparations, the anticipation, the music and decorations, the cookies and treats, TV specials, concerts, programs...all leading up to Christmas Day in just a couple of days now.  My prayer is for special and individual blessings for you each during this season and beyond and a sense of God's love and care for you.

Linda

P.S.  I'm starting a thread for Christmas season music again this year and hope people post their favorites.  I'm starting off with a Christmas version of Queen's Bohemian Rhapsody.  :-)  Hope you get to catch it.  It's good!

Love to you all.

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Good Morning Everyone, and Merry Christmas. 

Its Christmas. Our house is aq little quiet today but will be full tomorrow.  We did  get to a church service las5 evening.  

ANYWAYS, I just wanted to say Merry Christmas to you all. 

Take care, be safe!

JB

 

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Good morning and Merry Christmas from Seattle. We are enjoying a white Christmas this year. All the kids are excited; their parents are happy that the snow will be melted by this evening.

I find I have more symptoms during prolonged stress. I can also find pockets of joy. My hope is that when the stress eases, my energy will return. That's all I want to say about that.
I'm positive we will all have a Happy New Year!:)

Dianne  

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Special blessings to you, Dianne.  We know it's been a very difficult, stressful time, and we care very much.   Continued thoughts and prayers for you.

I hope you enjoyed seeing the snow come down.  Somehow, that always seems to make it seem cozy and warm and special, especially on Christmas.

Linda

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Dianne (and all), the HuffPost had a very good article that I just copied to the Bible Verses section of the Open Forum which states, According to data released by Amazon on the most highlighted passage in Kindle e-books, the most popular passage from the Bible is one on reducing anxiety and finding trust in God.  I found it a good reminder and comfort and want to share that it's there in case you'd like to read it. 

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jb, is the turkey in the oven, creating the wonderful aroma that will greet your guests as hey arrive?  I know it will be a nice day for you all.  This is"Boxing Day," is that correct?  What is that exactly?

And so nice that you and your family made it to church on Christmas Eve.  What kind of church do you attend? I wasn't able to make it to a service this year, but would have liked to. 

My brother took me out to dinner on Christmas Eve, and then we drove around the various neighborhoods that we know always have pretty decorations.  We saw some beautiful ones, and some that were "unique."  :-)  We noticed that this year there was a trend that we haven't seen in past years:  some decorated beyond their yards and across streets alleys/streets, connecting their lights to the tree limbs there.  Interesting, but a little overdone. I always think that "less is more."  :-)  I just received two wreaths through the mail last night that I had ordered. However, I don't think I have enough energy to hang them.  My balcony railing garlands with lights are still in their boxes from last year, so they may not get up, either.  I'm hoping that maybe by tomorrow I can still decorate the balcony--so they could be enjoyed at least until the New Year.

Linda

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I hope everyone had a Very Merry Christmas. 

Linda-I posted a song on your music thread.  I think it worked!  I didn't know how to do it but somehow I did:).

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3 hours ago, Peace said:

I hope everyone had a Very Merry Christmas. 

Linda-I posted a song on your music thread.  I think it worked!  I didn't know how to do it but somehow I did:).

I think my link worked as well!

 

LAD 

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.Good morning all!!

How are you doing Dianne. Did you have a nice Christmas Em.? Hi Linda. That is nice that your brother took you for a drive to see Christmas lights.. And in answer to your question, My family  has always gone to St. Pauls United Church, and I will pray for you.

My wife and I hosted my family Christmas on boxing day. It included 2 of my 3 younger brothers ..and 2 older sisters, their spouses, kids and grandkids plus my Mom at 88 and my youngest niece once removed, Rosebud at  2 yrs We cooked15 pounds of mashed potatoes, 40 pounds of turkey (3 birds) with 2 kinds of cranberries  everybody else brought drinks, vegetable casseroles and desserts.  We sat 38 people down at lunch and everyone stayed for a dinner of leftovers and a big roasting pan full of baked Mac and cheese, heavy on the cheese with a thick layer of bread crumbs crust. It was a fun day.

I have dyskinesia now that can be bad enough that I just about need to the myself to My chair or end up twisting my way to the floor. 

And Scooper, many souls are built upon their history. If you wipe the slate clear to start each new day,  well I think you would delete the value of your soul. Let's discuss this some more?

It is much warmer here today...already up to zero on the Fahrenheit scale.

All the best to all of you.

Jb

 

 

 

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Hi all, not too  long till we start a new year. 

Peace: We start our snow earlier than most. It's called Lake Effect. So we get more. 

I had an urge yesterday to build a snowman and share with you all. But DH wouldn't let me cause it was (I think) only about 4 degrees. Someone told me when snow is too cold it won't pack right. Someone here maybe? I forget. 

Those family gatherings are what I like the best. And as we enter the 2018's I don't make a wish (or what is that called?) cause I would just break it anyway. So I wish all of you a wonderful and peaceful year. 

My fam made me go out and watch a movie. The new Star Wars movie is out. That's all I will say. 

Happy New Year to all. 

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Our family gathering was a brunch on Christmas Eve. My sister wasn't up to the usual party at her home, so we went to her middle son's home. When Jared offered a prayer about supporting each other after the recent death of my Dad, there wasn't a dry eye in the room. The opportunity to share our grief was priceless.

I was able to enjoy an outing with some friends from church to see the Zoolights at Seattle's Woodland Park Zoo.

My daughter and her husband are visiting from Texas. Their Christmas gift to me was three bottles of CBD oil. It relieves dyskinesia and pain from PD.

Wishing everyone a 2018 that is a huge improvement over 2017.

Dianne 

 

 

 

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Hello everybody,

Well, it remains cold in Canada, many outdoor New Year  Eve celebrations are being cancelled or at least shortened up.  I know that when I am outdoors and get cold that my slow movements and freezing up get even worse.  Everyone in a cold zone has to be more aware of the temperature and respect its devious power.

Hello Dianne, It sounds like you had some good family moments and some healing moments in your Christmas.  That is good.  I wish you the best for 2018.

Marcia, the word you search for is resolutions perhaps? You don't make New Years Resolutions,  Me neither.  Not that there is no room for improvement in my habits, just stuck in my ways. 

And Marcia, snow has to be packy, which happens when it is closer to melting temperature and then the snow flakes adhere to each other and the crusty edges tangle like velcros and mesh together as you squeeze them in your hand, forming a bigger mass of thousands of ice crystals, everyone unique in design and they call out to other snowflakes to join in, be part of this ball and those two flakes now have a following being squished into a snowman ball and the number of flakes that you are working with now number 7.4 gazzymillion which explains  why your hubby has to come outside and help you roll that snowball which now weighs in at about 6.2 snowtuns but the big problem is that you have rolled up all the snow in your yard down to the green grass below and you have only a single snowball, albeit a big one but everyone knows that you need 3 snowballs to make a snowman.  I would love to give you some primetime Ontario snow, but it is toooo cooold and will not stick together .  Gosh Marcia, there must be a resolution to this quandry!?

Happy New Years to everyone.

jb   

 

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Happy new year to all! I got Michael J Fox book "Always Looking Up" for Christmas. Just started it but in it he says "with PD sometimes you take 1'step forward and 2 steps back ... make the one step count and always look up!" 

Stay hopeful and stay warm....it's freezing in PA!  I'm ready to move south!! 

LAD

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jb, your family time sounds like it was so nice.  And that was a lot of food!

Thank you so much for your prayers.  I'm going for some tests this coming week at Hopkins.  I seem to get winded quickly when walking which, because of some other symptoms I have, may be tied to pulmonary issues.  I've handled my various diagnoses well for the health problems I have, but this potential one is especially concerning me.  Thank you for remembering me in prayer. 

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